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Chapter 16: Antecedents of Successful Change
Antecedents of Successful Change
Organizational Conditions Conducive to Successful Change
Fortunately, enough surveys have been made of organizations that do implement change successfully for us to give some useful guidelines to heads and senior staff wishing to bring their schools into this category.
Some of the surveys have focused on commercial organizations, others on schools. Some schools have tried to apply the results of the former surveys to themselves, and found that many of the criteria are transferable. Her Majesty's Inspectorate's Ten Good Schools (1977), Peters and Waterman's In Search of Excellence (1995), Goldsmith and Clutterbuck's The Winning Streak (1984) and the National Commission on Education's Success Against the Odds (1995b) are examples of such surveys.
Peters and Waterman believe (p. 110) that a major ...